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Senators take issue with torture depictions in 'Zero Dark Thirty'

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Still from the film "Zero Dark Thirty." Zero Dark Thirty

"Zero Dark Thirty," the Kathryn Bigelow directed film about the hunt for Osama bin Laden, is under attack from politicians in Washington. Michael Morrell, the acting director of the Central Intelligence Agency, says it creates the false impression that the use of enhanced interrogation techniques helped the agency find bin Laden.

Three members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Diane Feinstein, Carl Levin and John McCain, have also taken issue with the film. Will the discontent in D.C. have any effect on the box office?

Here to help us answer that question is Rebecca Keegan, entertainment reporter for the Los Angeles Times.

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